See also: age, Age, âge, Agë, Åge, and âgé

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -age, from Latin -āticum. Cognates include French -age, Italian -aggio, Spanish -aje, Romanian -aj.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪdʒ/ (earlier loans and when attached to any non-French roots)
  • IPA(key): /ɑʒ/ (more recent loanwords from French such as massage, mirage, barrage, etc.)

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.
    wordage
  2. forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result
    blockage; slippage; shrinkage
  3. forming nouns of a state or relationship
    bondage
  4. forming nouns indicating a place
    orphanage; hermitage
  5. forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee
    postage; brokerage; corkage
  6. forming nouns indicating a rate
    percentage; mileage

SynonymsEdit

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French -age.

SuffixEdit

-age

Creates nouns from verbs (lekkenlekkage) and from other nouns (tuigtuigage). It denotes

  1. action (kijvage, from kijven)
  2. collectivity (tuigage)
  3. result of an action (stellage)

Derived termsEdit



FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French -age, from Old French -age, from the Latin ending -aticum, greatly extended from words like rivage and voyage.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. Forming nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X".
  2. Forming nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"
  3. (rare) Forming collective nouns.

See alsoEdit


Usage notesEdit

  • Although the historical suffix has had many applications (e.g. family relationships, locations), it is now restricted primarily to the sense of "action of Xing", and many terms now have little to no connection with the most common uses. This is especially notable of those descended from actual Latin words in -aticus such as fromage and voyage.

DescendantsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

-age

  1. rōmaji reading of あげ

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -age, from Latin -āticum.

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. forms nouns with the sense of "action or result of Xing" or, more rarely, "action related to X"
  2. forms nouns with the sense of "state of being (a) X"

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit


OccitanEdit

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. (Mistralian) Alternative form of -atge

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin -āticum.

SuffixEdit

-age

  1. forms nouns with the sense of 'action or result of'
  2. forms nouns with the sense of 'state of being'

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit

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